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Old 03-22-2015, 11:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
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1997 Chevy s10 - '97 Chevy S10 WT
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90 day: 32.71 mpg (US)

1997 Ford Escort - '97 Ford Escort LX
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Last 3: 32.29 mpg (US)

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90 day: 109.57 mpg (US)

2004 Ford F250 - '04 Ford F250 XLT
90 day: 16.32 mpg (US)

2000 S10 4.3 - '00 Chevrolet S10 W/T
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Originally Posted by WE3ZS View Post
I run a 6.8 V-10 gas EX pulling a 41' 11K lbs travel trailer about 5k miles a year. With a few mods I am seeing consistent 8.5 to 9 MPG towing tank averages. The best place to be asking specific Excursion shopping questions would be over at Excursion - King of SUVs - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
Good call on the gasser, especially if you are only planning a few thousand miles per year. They are muuuuch cheaper in the used market vs either of the diesels. I see them regularly for 1/2 to 2/3rds what a comparable diesel is going for. I'm not a huge fan of them myself, but only because I pull enough that the cost/mile significantly tilts in the favor of the diesel.

My buddy has had one for several years, and overall they seem to run significantly cheaper maintenance vs the diesels.
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